Joe Girardi Out as Yankees Manager. Is that the Right Decision?
After falling behind 0–2 to the Cleveland Indians while having a historically bad moment, Girardi rallied the Yankees, as they won three straight against the defending American League Champions. After that, his team came one win away from the World Series before losing two games in a row to the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
Joe Girardi has come out and said that the Yankees chose not to retain him. In 10 seasons as the manager of the Yankees, he went 910–710, including a 28–24 record in the postseason. In 2009, he led the Yankees to their first World Series title since 2000, as the Yankees outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
It will be tough for a lot of fans to see Girardi go. He took this team to leaps and bounds this year and several of the Yankees’ promising young players came up with him as manager, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Greg Bird.
He was always a manager who defended his players, too.
The search for a new manager will presumably begin immediately. No reason has been reported for the Yankees not wanting Girardi back. Now, the biggest question arises: Who will replace him? Also, will that certain individual have a better résumé than Girardi?
For a team that was one win away from the World Series and that showed a ton of promise this year, this one is a little bit of a head-scratcher.